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Kenmore Ultra wash model 665 17779990-Cycle wont finish- Lights blinking

My machine will start and run for about 20 min to 30 min then it stops during the cycle and all i get is blinking lights (3 at the same time) and it will not continue. Any idea? Thank you

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Re: Kenmore Ultra wash model 665 17779990-Cycle wont...

Heater element if its not warming up, you didn't say, if it worms up then check the pump

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Re: Kenmore Ultra wash model 665 17779990-Cycle wont...

Kenm md665.77799950 quit in the middle of cycle.with no one itseams to have no power at all. Ichecked the latch its in working condition. I need a on line repair manual. help!!!!

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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